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What the feck is that clicking noise at the rear of my car

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by g dawg, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. g dawg

    g dawg Member

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    After accelerating in 1st or second I get a random click from the rear it doesn't happen at idle it's doing me in
     
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  3. coreythorny

    coreythorny Active Member

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    Is it a S3? Could be the exhaust valve in the tailpipes.
     
  4. g dawg

    g dawg Member

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    Yeah it's an s3 it's a bit random I think to be the valve unless its got a mind if its own
     
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    coreythorny Active Member

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    Its normal mate, I heard it the first time when it was on the rollers. You learn to ignore it ;)
     
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    I think it's transmission related?
     
  7. Cozza McA

    Cozza McA Crunching The Gears
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    Does this happen just after the car has started and driven a very short distance?
    Does it just do it the once as well?
     
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    As someone else has said. Exhaust flap in the L/H tailpipe opening and closing under throttle. Some are noisy some aren't. Makes a loud clicking noise. Just disconnect it and open it fully and lock-wire it open. End of clicking.
     
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    Cozza McA Crunching The Gears
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    Ah thanks for that, I don't have an S3. Only a 1.6FSI
    But every morning when I head out something clicks on my car an it always happens at the same spot.
     
  10. g dawg

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    Mine does after 1st gear 2nd gear probably more often than not but its random its just had new injectors and inlet manifold gaskets and it didn't do it befor that. It's sounded like the heat shield at first but it only does once warm and moving and it done it at biting point with the handbrake on. I'll try the opening the valve and go from there it may go back to Audi thanks for your help lads
     
  11. g dawg

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    What position is your valve in stationry and idling mine is open in both case's is it broken??
     

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